Leadership is a critical element in organisational performance and in high performing systems.
We believe that local health and care leaders need to be empowered and enabled to deliver care in the most effective ways for their local communities.
We also believe that authentic health and care leadership, based on expertise and experience from multiple and diverse perspectives, is essential and more work needs to be done to achieve diverse leadership in the NHS.
We support leaders to develop and hone their leadership skills, equipping leaders with tools, ideas and insights and connecting them with a community of leaders.
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22 March 2023
General Sir Gordon Messenger: The workforce deserves the best leadership they can have
Sir Gordon on leadership, equality and diversity and why a focus on leadership and workforce is utterly central to better patient outcomes.
3 August 2022
Is the NHS overmanaged?
An in-depth look at one of the most persistent questions on NHS management.
24 January 2022
What do NHS managers contribute?
Efficiency, quality and patient satisfaction improve with an increase in management-to-staff ratios.
11 February 2022
Can the MEPS framework help secure a preventive health policy?
When it comes to prevention, how can we close the gap between policy statements and outcomes?
4 December 2023
Barclay has attacked the founding principles of the NHS
Equality, diversity, and inclusion roles have always been key to the NHS and mustn't be compromised.
10 November 2023
New chair for ICS Network announced
We are pleased to announce Dr Kathy McLean has been elected as incoming chair of the NHS Confederation’s Integrated Care System (ICS) Network board.
5 December 2023
Disability History Month 2023
Find out how to support Disability History Month between 16 November and 16 December 2023 and celebrate the achievements of disabled people.
16 November 2023
Tackling racial and ethnic inequalities in healthcare in Wales - what needs to change?
This webinar will explore the key priorities relating to racial and ethnic inequalities in healthcare in Wales.
12 December 2023 13:00 - 14:00 GMT
In Discussion: Improving Health and Care at Scale
Find out about our Learning and Improving Across Systems work
19 December 2023 11:00 - 12:30 GMT
Health on the Line
New podcast series, hosted by Matthew Taylor, offers fresh perspectives on the healthcare challenges of our time and ways to confront them.